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UCLA Women Show USC No Mercy, Defeating the Trojans 211.5 - 88.5 -- February 15, 2004

WESTWOOD, Calif, February 15. THIS afternoon, the No. 7 UCLA Bruins swimming and diving team made history. In the annual meet against the USC Trojans, ranked No. 11 in the nation, UCLA had a decisive victory, winning 211.50-88.50. The Bruins' victory marked the end of a 10-year Trojan win streak. UCLA is now 8-2 on the season, 5-2 in the Pac-10. USC is 2-5 overall, 1-4 in the Pac-10.

The Bruins kicked off the meet by finishing one-two in the 400 yard Medley Relay. The team of Katie Arnold, Leslie Hovsepian, Kim Vandenberg and Sara Platzer won in a NCAA 'B' time and facility record 3:44.69. Bruins Jill Jenkins, Lindsay Etter, Beth Goodwin and Keiko Price set the previous record of 3:45.94 in 1998. Naoko Watanabe, Eileen Seissen, Lindsey Buck and Kendall Butler placed second in 3:50.64.

The 200-yard Freestyle was the first of six UCLA sweeps on the day. Senior Malin Svahnstrom won in a NCAA 'B' time of 1:49.87. Junior Kim Scarborough was second in 1:51.99, followed by senior Jackie Lobdell in third in 1:52.26. In the 100 yard Breast, Shellene Catalano led a Bruin sweep, finishing in 1:04.49. Hovsepian was second (1:05.36) and Seissen was third (1:05.41). Platzer led sweeps of the 50 and 100 Freestyle. In the 50 Freestyle, she won in 23.05 (NCAA 'B' time). Thurman was second in 23.37 (NCAA 'B' time) and Kellin Chatfield was third in 24.37. In the 100 Freestyle, Platzer won in 50.70 (NCAA 'B' time), Thurman was second (50.89, NCAA 'B' time) and Svahnstrom was third (51.27, NCAA 'B' time).

The Bruin divers swept the one- and three-meter events. On one-meter, sophomore Amanda Blong won with 283.95 points. Sophomore Paige Thompson was second (280.50) and redshirt freshman Carly Banks was third (264.15). On three-meter, Thompson won with 319.28 points. Junior Janine Strack was second (266.63). And, sophomore Sara Clark was third (253.28).

In the 100 yard Backstroke, Arnold won in a NCAA 'B' time of 56.06. Watanabe was third in 57.27. Arnold also won the 200 Backstroke (2:00.83, NCAA 'B' time). Watanabe finished second in 2:01.66 (NCAA 'B' time). In the 200 Breast, Catalano won in a NCAA 'B' time of 2:17.74. Freshman Jeana Fuccillo was second in 2:20.85.

The Bruins placed second and third in five events. UCLA freshman Katie Nelson placed second in the 1650 Freestyle in a NCAA 'A' time of 16:23.52. Freshman Jane Imagane placed third in a NCAA 'A' time of 16:34.42. In the 500 Freestyle, Nelson and Imagane finished second and third again in 4:50.24 and 4:51.32, respectively. Both are NCAA 'B' cut times.

In the 200 yard Butterfly, Kim Vandenberg was second in a NCAA 'A' time of 1:57.29. Senior Kristen Lewis finished third in 2:01.27. In the 100 Butterfly, Vandenberg placed second in 53.87 (NCAA 'B' time). Junior Lindsey Buck was third in 55.29 (NCAA 'B' time). And, in the 200 IM, Svahnstrom finished second (2:04.87) and Scarborough was third (2:06.43).

The Bruins sealed their victory by finishing one-three in the 400 Freestyle Relay. The team of Vandenberg, Platzer, Thurman and Svahnstrom won in 3:24.93. The squad of Butler, Smart, Chatfield and Nelson finished third in 3:30.13.

The Trojans won five events on the day. USC junior Kaitlin Sandeno won three events and set a pair of facility records. In the 200 yard Butterfly, she won in a NCAA 'A' time of 1:55.23. She also broke the previous facility record of 1:59.80 set by Arizona's Erin Vogt in 1998. In the 100 yard Butterfly, she won in a NCAA 'A' time of 53.61, also setting a facility record. The prior record of 53.76 was set in 2000 by Cal's Joscelin Yeo. Sandeno ended the day by winning the 200 yard IM in 2:03.11 (NCAA 'B' time). In the 1650 yard Freestyle, USC freshman Kalyn Keller set a Men's Gym Pool record of 16:12.06. UCLA's Sheri Smith set the previous record of 16:36.75 in 1988.

RESULTS
Event 1 Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
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School Finals Points
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1 Ucla 'A' 3:44.69 11
1) Arnold, Katie FR 2) Hovsepian, Leslie SR
3) Vandenberg, Kim SO 4) Platzer, Sara SR
26.78 28.10 30.22 34.35 25.08 29.28 24.08 26.80
2 Ucla 'B' 3:50.64 4
1) Watanabe, Naoko SR 2) Seissen, Eileen SO
3) Buck, Lindsey JR 4) Butler, Kendall SO
25.28 31.47 30.41 34.57 26.03 30.71 24.79 27.38
3 Usc 'A' 3:56.49 2
1) Kozak, Marisa JR 2) Sieper, Kristina FR
3) Connelay, Cait FR 4) Galloway, Joy SO
28.84 30.40 30.92 35.25 27.06 31.96 25.19 26.87
4 Ucla 'C' 3:57.02
1) Bal, Tamara JR 2) Fuccillo, Jeana FR
3) Miesner, Isabel FR 4) Daley, Krista SO
29.01 30.91 30.58 33.95 27.70 30.98 26.02 27.87

Event 2 Women 1650 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Keller, Kalyn FR Usc 16:12.06 9
28.19 30.22 30.05 30.16 29.91 29.92 29.82 29.69
29.76 29.73 29.76 29.49 29.61 29.60 29.54 29.43
29.43 29.06 29.04 29.08 29.04 29.27 29.16 29.27
29.25 29.59 29.70 29.61 29.65 29.51 29.26 29.14
28.12
2 Nelson, Katie FR Ucla 16:23.52 4
28.15 29.98 29.98 30.14 29.88 29.80 29.83 29.67
29.71 29.75 29.71 29.66 29.80 29.62 29.69 29.69
29.67 29.59 29.65 29.82 29.89 29.79 30.19 30.16
29.93 30.17 30.15 30.16 30.28 30.28 29.68 29.96
29.09
3 Imagane, Jane FR Ucla 16:34.42 3
28.44 29.83 30.06 30.10 29.93 29.99 30.02 29.74
29.77 30.17 30.06 30.17 30.14 30.05 30.24 30.62
30.35 30.35 30.36 30.14 30.33 30.27 30.29 30.20
30.29 30.37 30.27 30.39 30.59 30.31 30.41 30.63
29.54
4 Pedder, Margie JR Usc 16:39.37 2
29.20 30.23 30.40 30.56 30.61 30.56 30.37 30.44
30.37 30.28 30.32 30.25 30.33 30.56 30.42 30.50
30.32 30.28 30.44 30.33 30.29 30.46 30.41 30.22
30.36 30.33 30.43 30.14 30.30 30.16 29.97 30.08
29.45
5 Miller, Melissa JR Ucla 16:53.61 1
28.35 30.39 30.37 30.47 30.49 30.44 30.54 30.70
31.00 30.82 30.84 30.73 30.85 30.79 30.78 30.87
30.89 30.96 30.92 30.79 30.89 30.96 30.88 30.94
31.11 31.09 31.00 30.88 31.12 30.98 30.89 30.91
29.97
-- Keating, Liz SO Ucla X17:04.88
29.25 30.84 31.01 30.88 30.73 30.97 30.86 30.86
30.65 30.76 30.84 30.84 30.80 30.71 30.62 30.81
30.67 30.72 30.98 31.01 31.17 31.18 31.14 31.37
31.38 31.54 31.68 31.73 31.93 31.78 31.84 31.94
31.39

Event 3 Women 200 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Svahnstrom, Malin SR Ucla 1:49.87 9
25.85 27.71 27.96 28.35
2 Scarborough, Kim JR Ucla 1:51.99 4
26.73 28.50 28.42 28.34
3 Lobdell, Jackie SR Ucla 1:52.26 3
26.76 28.67 28.69 28.14
4 Vazhenin, Stacy SO Usc 1:53.58 2
26.87 28.45 29.15 29.11
5 Connelay, Cait FR Usc 1:55.39 1
26.71 28.52 29.80 30.36
6 Khalabejai, Sheva Usc 2:00.73
27.88 30.15 31.43 31.27
-- Unaphum, Alexis SO Ucla X24.86
24.86 1:12.72
-- Smart, Lindsey JR Ucla X1:52.89
26.93 28.67 28.53 28.76
-- Nieto, Jeannette JR Ucla X1:52.96
26.81 28.62 28.77 28.76
-- Tinney, Kristen SR Ucla X1:53.14
27.11 28.46 28.85 28.72

Event 4 Women 100 Yard Backstroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Arnold, Katie FR Ucla 56.06 9
27.53 28.53
2 Fargus, Joanna JR Usc 56.75 4
28.00 28.75
3 Watanabe, Naoko SR Ucla 57.27 3
28.11 29.16
4 Murray, Chelsea SR Ucla 58.38 2
28.51 29.87
5 Kozak, Marisa JR Usc 59.80 1
28.89 30.91
6 Everett, Kelly FR Usc 1:09.82
33.71 36.11
-- Iversen, Courtney FR Ucla X58.97
29.05 29.92

Event 5 Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Catalano, Shellene SO Ucla 1:04.49 9
30.86 33.63
2 Hovsepian, Leslie SR Ucla 1:05.36 4
31.53 33.83
3 Seissen, Eileen SO Ucla 1:05.41 3
31.30 34.11
4 Sieper, Kristina FR Usc 1:06.38 2
31.61 34.77
5 Johnson, Merritt SR Usc 1:13.19 1
34.60 38.59
-- Coler, Cathy SR Ucla X1:07.08
32.83 34.25

Event 6 Women 200 Yard Butterfly
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Sandeno, Kaitlin JR Usc 1:55.23 9
27.02 29.25 29.16 29.80
2 Vandenberg, Kim SO Ucla 1:57.29 4
26.56 29.45 30.29 30.99
3 Lewis, Kristen SR Ucla 2:01.27 3
27.58 30.73 31.53 31.43
4 Pedder, Margie JR Usc 2:04.57 2
28.69 31.20 32.57 32.11
5 Daley, Krista SO Ucla 2:04.67 1
29.22 32.40 31.49 31.56
6 Deters, Bree FR Usc 2:12.91
30.23 34.18 34.44 34.06
7 Greene, Melissa JR Usc 2:13.88
29.33 32.84 35.28 36.43
-- Miesner, Isabel FR Ucla X2:07.15
28.99 32.32 32.78 33.06

Event 7 Women 50 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Platzer, Sara SR Ucla 23.05 9
2 Thurman, Amy FR Ucla 23.37 4
3 Chatfield, Kellin JR Ucla 24.37 3
4 Galloway, Joy SO Usc 24.78 2
5 Kozak, Marisa JR Usc 25.07 1
6 Khalabejai, Sheva Usc 25.49

Event 8 Women 1 mtr Diving
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Blong, Amanda SO Ucla 283.95 9
2 Thompson, Paige SO Ucla 280.50 4
3 Banks, Carly FR Ucla 264.15 3
4 Moreno, Tory FR Usc 202.57 2
5 Vincent, Cindy Usc 180.06 1
-- Strack, Janine JR Ucla X244.94
-- Clark, Sara SO Ucla X257.77

Event 9 Women 100 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Platzer, Sara SR Ucla 50.70 9
24.83 25.87
2 Thurman, Amy FR Ucla 50.89 4
24.66 26.23
3 Svahnstrom, Malin SR Ucla 51.27 3
24.86 26.41
4 Connelay, Cait FR Usc 54.15 2
26.02 28.13
5 Khalabejai, Sheva Usc 56.34 1
27.23 29.11
6 Johnson, Merritt SR Usc 56.47
27.44 29.03
7 Dameron, Adrienne Usc 1:02.81
30.04 32.77
-- Chatfield, Kellin JR Ucla X53.01
25.67 27.34
-- Smart, Lindsey JR Ucla X53.16
25.73 27.43
-- Bal, Tamara JR Ucla X53.85
26.15 27.70
-- Unaphum, Alexis SO Ucla X53.92
26.09 27.83

Event 10 Women 200 Yard Backstroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Arnold, Katie FR Ucla 2:00.83 9
28.63 30.49 31.21 30.50
2 Watanabe, Naoko SR Ucla 2:01.66 4
29.69 30.60 31.03 30.34
3 Fargus, Joanna JR Usc 2:01.73 3
29.72 30.83 30.99 30.19
4 Scarborough, Kim JR Ucla 2:03.96 2
30.39 31.22 31.29 31.06
5 Vazhenin, Stacy SO Usc 2:04.86 1
30.33 31.54 31.83 31.16
6 Everett, Kelly FR Usc 2:30.39
35.33 37.17 38.94 38.95
-- Iversen, Courtney FR Ucla X2:04.79
30.29 31.62 32.04 30.84
-- Murray, Chelsea SR Ucla X2:05.61
29.70 31.06 32.26 32.59

Event 11 Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Catalano, Shellene SO Ucla 2:17.74 9
31.76 35.05 35.29 35.64
2 Fuccillo, Jeana FR Ucla 2:20.85 4
33.08 36.13 35.99 35.65
3 Sieper, Kristina FR Usc 2:22.37 2.5
33.46 36.36 36.56 35.99
3 Hovsepian, Leslie SR Ucla 2:22.37 2.5
33.11 35.95 36.52 36.79
5 Johnson, Merritt SR Usc 2:39.79 1
36.12 40.59 41.46 41.62
-- Coler, Cathy SR Ucla X2:22.67
33.48 35.53 36.36 37.30
-- Seissen, Eileen SO Ucla X2:28.87
34.28 37.53 38.06 39.00

Event 12 Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Keller, Kalyn FR Usc 4:47.86 9
27.58 29.20 29.34 29.16 28.84 28.59 28.87 29.12
28.71 28.45
2 Nelson, Katie FR Ucla 4:50.24 4
27.70 29.27 29.44 29.33 29.39 29.16 29.23 29.46
29.06 28.20
3 Imagane, Jane FR Ucla 4:51.32 3
27.74 29.31 29.45 29.39 29.13 28.69 29.29 30.02
29.80 28.50
4 Lobdell, Jackie SR Ucla 4:56.89 2
28.28 30.31 30.03 30.03 29.70 29.68 29.73 30.20
29.68 29.25
5 Galloway, Joy SO Usc 4:58.24 1
28.12 29.72 30.17 30.21 30.47 30.06 30.08 29.70
29.77 29.94
6 Pedder, Margie JR Usc 5:05.38
29.04 30.50 30.93 30.90 30.94 30.67 30.67 30.88
30.69 30.16
-- Daley, Krista SO Ucla X59.07
27.95 31.12
-- Li, Chor SO Usc X1:05.39
30.49 34.90
-- Unaphum, Alexis SO Ucla X1:56.14
27.88 29.08 29.29 29.89
-- Bal, Tamara JR Ucla X1:57.83
27.41 29.55 30.41 30.46
-- Keating, Liz SO Ucla X4:59.05
28.19 29.58 30.07 30.36 30.12 30.04 29.92 30.18
30.32 30.27
-- Tinney, Kristen SR Ucla X5:01.32
28.60 29.97 30.04 29.93 29.89 30.21 30.24 30.89
31.31 30.24
-- Nieto, Jeannette JR Ucla X5:02.52
28.72 30.65 30.70 30.69 30.58 30.55 30.35 30.58
30.14 29.56
-- Miller, Melissa JR Ucla X5:02.64
29.08 30.32 30.48 30.59 30.38 30.63 30.45 30.62
30.62 29.47

Event 13 Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Sandeno, Kaitlin JR Usc 53.61 9
25.92 27.69
2 Vandenberg, Kim SO Ucla 53.87 4
25.68 28.19
3 Buck, Lindsey JR Ucla 55.29 3
26.10 29.19
4 Butler, Kendall SO Ucla 56.98 2
26.73 30.25
5 Kozak, Marisa JR Usc 59.58 1
27.92 31.66
6 Deters, Bree FR Usc 1:00.63
28.39 32.24
7 Greene, Melissa JR Usc 1:02.56
29.15 33.41
-- Lewis, Kristen SR Ucla X57.10
26.67 30.43

Event 14 Women 3 mtr Diving
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Thompson, Paige SO Ucla 319.28 9
2 Strack, Janine JR Ucla 266.63 4
3 Clark, Sara SO Ucla 253.28 3
4 Moreno, Tory FR Usc 192.67 2
5 Vincent, Cindy Usc 176.40 1
-- Banks, Carly FR Ucla X231.90
-- Blong, Amanda SO Ucla X248.03

Event 15 Women 200 Yard IM
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Sandeno, Kaitlin JR Usc 2:03.11 9
27.03 30.56 35.72 29.80
2 Svahnstrom, Malin SR Ucla 2:04.87 4
27.58 31.41 36.65 29.23
3 Scarborough, Kim JR Ucla 2:06.43 3
28.48 32.18 37.01 28.76
4 Iversen, Courtney FR Ucla 2:06.99 2
28.69 31.65 37.39 29.26
5 Vazhenin, Stacy SO Usc 2:08.66 1
29.20 32.11 38.29 29.06
6 Keller, Kalyn FR Usc 2:12.89
29.12 33.51 40.46 29.80
7 Dameron, Adrienne Usc 2:38.31
33.74 39.82 48.74 36.01
-- Fuccillo, Jeana FR Ucla X2:07.43
28.53 32.35 36.49 30.06
-- Murray, Chelsea SR Ucla X2:07.54
28.26 31.55 38.37 29.36
-- Imagane, Jane FR Ucla X2:08.00
27.56 33.32 38.78 28.34
-- Miesner, Isabel FR Ucla X2:08.69
28.06 33.10 38.46 29.07

Event 16 Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
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School Finals Points
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1 Ucla 'A' 3:24.93 11
1) Vandenberg, Kim SO 2) Platzer, Sara SR
3) Thurman, Amy FR 4) Svahnstrom, Malin SR
25.09 26.27 24.36 26.47 24.76 26.95 24.05 26.98
2 Usc 'A' 3:27.12 4
1) Sandeno, Kaitlin JR 2) Fargus, Joanna JR
3) Galloway, Joy SO 4) Keller, Kalyn FR
25.03 26.01 25.12 27.14 25.19 26.29 25.19 27.15
3 Ucla 'B' 3:30.13 2
1) Butler, Kendall SO 2) Smart, Lindsey JR
3) Chatfield, Kellin JR 4) Nelson, Katie FR
25.83 27.04 25.12 27.30 25.09 27.01 25.60 27.14
4 Ucla 'C' 3:35.18
1) Nieto, Jeannette JR 2) Buck, Lindsey JR
3) Unaphum, Alexis SO 4) Lobdell, Jackie SR
26.38 27.75 25.38 27.84 25.71 27.99 25.89 28.24
5 Usc 'B' 3:42.21
1) Sieper, Kristina FR 2) Pedder, Margie JR
3) Connelay, Cait FR 4) Vazhenin, Stacy SO
26.71 28.52 27.88 29.50 26.18 28.66 26.55 28.21